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Client Relations Specialists:


Client Relations Specialist


Client Relations Specialist

Veterinary Assistants: Our Pet Care Specialists


Veterinary Assistant

Craig Downes joined the Animal Hospital at Brier Creek team as an assistant October, 2019. He is happy to join the AHBC team where he learns something new every day and gets to care for the cats and dogs that he loves.

Craig is originally from Southwestern Pennsylvania. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2014 the a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science. Craig worked in the a Pennsylvania community college microbiology lab part-time while volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center and a no-kill animal shelter. Craig moved to the Fayetteville/Raeford area of North Carolina to work at a pet resort as an Animal Care Technician. During his three years working at the pet resort, Craig also volunteered at a city park nature center with the educational outreach programs, including reptile and amphibian exhibits and feeding shows.

Craig’s hobbies include exploring nature, volunteering, singing with a barbershop group, playing Nintendo video games, and cooking and gardening.


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Nurses: Committed to the Best Care


Veterinary Nurse


Veterinary Nurse

Veterinarians and Owner:

Dr. Jennifer Goetz

DVM, Owner

Dr. Goetz bear-hugs Rosie while Celeste bear-hugs Blizzard!

Dr. Jennifer Goetz started working in the veterinary field in high school as a kennel technician and loved every minute of it. She has had a profound love of animals her whole life. Dr. Goetz lives in Pittsboro with her two humans, six dogs, and eight cats.

Her adopted fur babies include our amazing AHBC mascots: Typhoon, beloved 20-year-old clinic cat and regal leader, and honorary office manager, Rosie the wonderful Pekinese.


Dr. Donna Stewart

Dr. Stewart was born in the Midwest and found her passion for veterinary medicine at the age of 12. A phone call from the local veterinarian brought her a job as an assistant in treating livestock, pets, and the occasional exotic animal.

After attending both undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Missouri, Dr. Stewart received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1972. Post-graduation, she practiced as a partner with her then husband in a mixed practice of farm animals and pets. The remainder of her career has been restricted to cats and dogs, first as a sole practice owner in Kansas City, Missouri (the first female practice owner in Missouri) and then as a relief veterinarian in California and North Carolina.

Feline medicine and geriatric medicine are Dr. Stewart’s special interests. She has additional feline experience from her 18 years breeding Burmese cats including regional and national winners. Treatment techniques perfected in her cattery became mainstays in practice.

Dr. Stewart calls Cary home where she shares her apartment with two Burmese cats, sassy Siri and the dude Mo. Her son and family live in San Diego, CA with a son and a Doberman. In her spare time, Dr. Stewart enjoys acrylic painting and colored pencil art. Chair volleyball and water volleyball are her other special interests. Whenever possible, she enjoys adventures like camping, parasailing, and zip lining.

J. Hayes

Practice Manager